We have stayed in some fine places in Dorset over many years but for us this holiday home is by far the most superior.
Winspit View is a delightful home, described as a cottage though is in fact a very well proportioned bungalow, constructed presumably of local Purbeck stone. It is located on the outer fringe of Worth Matravers along a peaceful track passing the equally delightful dairy farm. It’s position claims a prime spot with open views of pleasant rolling fields and the near distant sea to the front aspect.
The interior is well designed with a spacious entrance hall and L-shaped hallway with all rooms leading from it. Every room is spacious and well furnished to a high standard and could easily cater for permanent residency let alone holiday vacations. The kitchen is equally very well equipped.
An abundance of light pours in from the generously sized windows and patio doors and despite some inclement weather during our stay it did not feel at all oppressive when heavily overcast and raining. In fact it added a touch of coziness to the location and a chance to catch up with some reading.
It would be nigh on impossible to find fault with this wonderful place (who would want to) and whatever time of year future holidaymakers choose to book, it is definitely worth paying every penny!
It is evident that the owners of this place take real pride in their home.
Walking in the area offers plentiful choices with pleasant sea views from the nearby headland at St. Aldhelms chapel and along the coastal path towards Chapman’s Pool and beyond. A gentle ten minute stroll into the village is quite flat along the quiet road and there is an excellent pub (Square and Compass) again with splendid views and plenty of outside seating. Limited food is available consisting of pies and pasties. A quaint tearoom close to the old Post Office was closed for refurbishment during our stay and would certainly have been worth a visit or two.
Swanage is easily reached by car in little more than ten minutes as is Kingston and Corfe Castle in the opposite direction.
Our very well behaved Golden Retriever was easy to wash down with the garden hose located at the front of the “cottage” (good water pressure) and with our own supply of towels he could be dried off in the porch before entering indoors which helped us maintain the obvious high standard of cleanliness of the property.
The welcome bottle of wine, milk in the fridge and anything else we have failed to mention was gratefully received.
Whoever the Housekeeper is they do a wonderful job!
We are regulars to the Purbeck Hills though this was our first stay at Winspit View. We hope that it will not be our last!
Clean and comfortable and well equipped..
Enjoyed our holiday, this was our second visit to Winspit View. Hope to go again.
Lovely cottage in a gorgeous location
Winspit View was perfect for our Family summer holiday. Plenty of room for 6 adults and very well equipped. Location couldnt have been better with the coast path only a mile away and the picturesque village of Worth Matravess is just so tranquil. Parking for 3 cars was an added bonus. We all slept well with the windows open at night and the local dairy heard surronding the property added to the countryside experience.
A lovely holiday bungalow with great views.
We all really enjoyed our stay at Winspit View. The cottage was very clean and very well equipped. The views over the adjoining fields down to the sea were amazing. We found that the cottage was ideally situated for visiting all of The Isle of Purbeck and beyond. All in all, a very enjoyable holiday. Thank you.
The best holiday cottage we have stayed in
We stayed at Winspit view last year and found it excellent.This year was the same. It was a really well equipped place to return to after our many walks and practical for our two small dogs. We particularly liked the way the garden area had been planted and the outside seating. Although we have our own static caravan it was a treat to stay in a cottage and hope to return next year.Thank you.
Excellent accommodation, location and comfort.
We have stayed in this cottage several times with our family and we love it! It has everything we need for,a comfortable stay in Dorset.
It was extremely clean and well-appointed with everything to a high standard. We had a problem with the bathroom mirror, and within half an hour someone had arrived and fixed it! We also received a satisfaction call the day after we arrived to establish that all was well.
The weather was brilliant which enabled us to walk the famous Dorset ridgeways with stunning blue skies and amazing coastal scenery.
An excellent stay, thankyou.
Fantastic holiday from the ease of booking to the cottage itself. Lovely
Clean comfy spacious and very peaceful
Winspit View is a lovely cottage which was extremely clean, very spacious and well equipped. It is in a lovely position overlooking a valley with a glimpse of the sea, plenty of walks from the cottage. It is also positioned ideally for exploring Purbeck area.
Comfortable cottage with lovely views.
We found the cottage clean and well equipped. Hoping to go back again.
Excellent location and accommodation
Excellent location, well appointed and well equipped home. Fantastic holiday thank you
Lovely space, personalised to make you feel at home!
Lovely cottage in an accessible location for Purbeck and beyond. 7 nights wasn’t enough!
Very clean on arrival, and thoughtful touches of milk, tea, biscuits and wine much appreciated.
We took my Mum who has mobility difficulties. She managed as a bungalow but a grab handle in the ensuite shower room would have made a big differenceto her. Didn’t realise the small field opposite was part of the cottage until day 3.....at least I hope it was. And like other reviews, a small bit of work on the fencing could improve security for dogs getting out (and in!!)
Overall, couldn’t fault it.
Beautiful home in beautiful position.
Delightfully peaceful setting with views of the rolling countryside and distant sea. Good area for walkers.
Winspit View is a lovely, well appointed home. The welcome pack was faultless as was almost everything about the place. (only exception was the lamp in master bedroom that had no switch so had to be turned on/off at socket.- not very convenient)
I have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone who wants to get away from it all and enjoy the Dorset countryside.and coastal paths.
Fabulous location and views
Delightful holiday cottage, beautifully decorated, and in the best location for a relaxing holiday in the countryside. We all enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the location and wonderful views.
Everything we wanted and needed it to be
Cottage in a beautiful location contained everything we needed for a lovely relaxing holiday. Great setting for dogs and great for walking
Wonderful location and a very comfortble stay
Excellent cottage with superb facilities and very well resourced. Spacious and clean with lovely views and an enviable location - brilliant for walks and local amenities.
lovely, spotless cottage
Great peaceful spot, well appointed accommodation and immaculately clean on arrival. This was our second yr in a row and we will certainly be returning at some point in the future. Two yr old loved the farm and the playground, and adults love the Square and Compasses and walk down to the sea. Only one, very minor quibble, would be a lack of replacement light bulbs, everything else was spot on.
Great location, accommodation modern inside and had everything we needed.
We only had a three night stay, but we were really pleased with this cottage. It was clean, modern and the facilities were ideal. Location was great.
Perfect holiday cottage
This lovely holiday home is in a beautiful location with views down to the sea. The cottage has everything needed to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. It also allows dogs which is a huge bonus - my only suggestion is the garden is not fully enclosed which means with the doors open on a lovely day the dogs can wander out through the fence. Other than that it is perfect!
Modern bungalow, quiet location - wonderful.
Superb, quiet location with easy access to the coast paths and secluded coves such as Chapman's Pool. Well-appointed, comfortable modern bungalow with expansive views. Would come back at the drop of a hat if weather could be guaranteed as good as June 2017.
Well presented and equipped cottage in prime location.
Would have been 5 star except that it would be nice to have some comfy outside chairs and the garden would benefit from some extra low level fencing to ensure security for dogs.
Beautifully presented holiday home
A really lovely holiday home. Very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Furniture etc of a high quality. Beautiful views over the farm land and the sea.Our granchildren enjoyed playing with the toys provided and a good time was had by all.
Would certainly like to return/
A Really Lovely Bungalow
Warm, spacious and very clean. The cleaner does a first class job. We used the king sized bed which we found very comfortable indeed- my partner has back problems and would love to take the bed home with him as it suited him so well!!
We have loved seeing all the different birds and the hares.
The only thing we missed in the bungalow was a clock.
Everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday. Very homely,just like a second home. Many personal touches made it feel so comfortable. And of course the location and scenery were delightful. Would certainly want to come back again.
Probably the best cottage I've stayed in.
A very well equipped cottage, very clean on arrival, comfy beds and tasteful decor. Nice views across the Winspit valley (when it's not shrouded in sea fog!)
A great location for exploring Dorset and its coastline.
Warm comfortable holiday cottage with countryside views. Loads of excellent walks on the doorstep. Very dog friendly. Walking distance of dog friendly pub and tea rooms. The surrounding area is stunning.
My family and I had an amazing time in this beautiful bungalow. The scenery around was outstanding. Everything you could possibly want for was provided in the bungalow it felt like home. None of us wanted to leave and we will all be back again next year or maybe before. All staff who we dealt with at the booking agency were very helpful and the property was probably one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Winspit view is well equipped and was perfectly clean and well presented on our arrival. A wonderful location with many walks literally right on your door step. We will be re-booking!
Excellent! Comfortable, well-equipped with fantastic views.
3 generations of us stayed at Winspit. It catered for us all. We had a great stay and found the house a wonderful base from which we could visit Dorset's beautiful coastline and attractions.We would love to return next year.
Well equipped and comfortable cottage in a lovely location
We spent a week at the cottage in mid March and had glorious weather which was the icing on the cake to a thoroughly enjoyable week. Being keen walkers we did various walks direct from the house and visited the characterful local pub. We never drove more than a few minutes for all we wanted to do. Lovely peaceful situation, a spacious and comfortable house and so convenient. We would book again
We had an amazing holiday. the accommodation was perfect couldn't of asked for better. x
The bungalow was lovely
The bungalow was lovely - very well equipped and comfortable. It was so much nicer not having to bring all the towels and bedding home with me, thank you for that. Also the bottle of wine and coffee/tea and biscuits were an extra lovely touch.
very cute little cottage with everything you could need for a week away....lots of cows as neighbours which the kids loved...great location and never
very cute little cottage with everything you could need for a week away....lots of cows as neighbours which the kids loved...great location and never a trip to regret.
Just back from a lovely holiday at Winspit View,. The children loved seeing the tractors go past and meeting the cows from the farm. Lovely to have so
Just back from a lovely holiday at Winspit View,. The children loved seeing the tractors go past and meeting the cows from the farm. Lovely to have some toys there for them too. Very relaxing countryside location and only 10 minutes by car from Swanage. We will be returning to explore the area more !
Wonderful location with walks literally on the doorstep.
Wonderful location with walks literally on the doorstep.
would like to rebook
would like to rebook